WILDER, William Henry, (1855 - 1913)


WILDER, William Henry, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, May 14, 1855; moved with his parents to Massachusetts in 1866; attended the common schools; engaged in the mercantile and manufacturing business at Gardner, Mass.; president of the Wilder Industries (Inc.); studied law; admitted to the bar in 1900; was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1909; studied the monetary systems in Europe in 1909 and wrote many articles and pamphlets on monetary questions; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1911, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 11, 1913; interment in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Gardner, Worcester County, Mass.